from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A heavy cavalry sword with a one-edged, slightly curved blade.
  • noun A light dueling or fencing sword having an arched guard covering the hand and a tapered flexible blade with a cutting edge on one side and on the tip.
  • transitive verb To hit, injure, or kill with a saber.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To furnish with a saber.
  • To strike or cut with a saber.
  • noun A heavy sword having a single edge, and thickest at the back of the blade, tapering gradually toward the edge.
  • noun A soldier armed with a saber.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber.
  • noun A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the cutlass fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of sabre.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb kill with a saber
  • noun a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
  • verb cut or injure with a saber
  • noun a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French sabre, from obsolete German sabel, from Middle High German, from Hungarian száblya, from szabni, to cut.]


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